Papers, 1835-1960 (inclusive), 1845-1934 (bulk).


Blackwell family. Papers, 1835-1960 (inclusive), 1845-1934 (bulk).

Papers, 1835-1960 (inclusive), 1845-1934 (bulk).

Correspondence, diaries, reminiscences, biographical and other writings, photographs, daguerreotypes, memorabilia, and other papers of the Blackwell family comprise the collection. Heavily represented are Elizabeth Blackwell, her adopted daughter, Katharine (Kitty) Barry Blackwell, and her niece, Alice Stone Blackwell.

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